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The Grand Canal Hotel is located in a lovely picturesque area of the south side of Dublin city, just a short walk to the city centre or 3 minutes by Dart. We are located near the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, the Aviva Stadium, the 3 Arena and Grafton Street. Temple Bar is a 25 minute walk or ten minutes by taxi.

We have a car park on site which is only free for guests who book with us directly on our website or by email or phone. 

The Grand Canal Hotel is very well located with links to many forms of public transport. The Grand Canal Dock Dart station is located directly across the street from the hotel. Dublin Bus, Luas, Aircoach (with fast, direct access to Dublin Airport) are within very close proximity.  We also have a 24 hour taxi service at the Hotel.


getting around Dublin

A Leap Visitor Card can be used to pay for travel in Dublin and its surrounding counties on the Dublin Bus, Luas, DART & Commuter Rail services. You can purchase a Leap card and load travel credit  from any of the following locations:

- Leap Card payzone convenient stores
- At a Luas, DART & Commuter Rail ticket machines
- Selected bus operators including Wexford Bus, Matthews Coaches and Swords Express
- Online; however, please note, if you top-up online, you are required to collect your travel credit at at Leap Card outlet

Hotel Directions: Dublin Airport


The Aircoach 702 and 703 offer services to and from Dublin Airport to the city centre and South Dublin on a 24-hour basis. Its city centre service, stops at most of the major hotels and key locations across Dublin. The closest pick up and drop off stop to the Grand Canal Hotel is located at the Schoolhouse Hotel on Northumberland Road, less than a 5 minute walk from us. Tickets for the Aircoach can be purchased direct from their website or from their ticketbooth located at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.


Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus offers routes 16, 41 and 102 from Dublin Airport to the City Centre. A Leap Card can be used for this service or tickets can be purchased from your bus driver, however please note, they do not except euro notes or credit/debit cards, it is euro coins only. For timetables, visit their website.


Arlink Express

The Airlink Express services will bring you direct to the IFSC, Dublin City Centre, Gardiner Street, College Green & Temple Bar, Heuston & Connolly rail stations, St. Stephen’s Green, and Merrion Square.  For tickets, visit their website.


Airport Hopper

The Airport Hopper operates hourly shuttle buses from Dublin Airport to Maynooth & Tallaght, servicing- Lexlip, Liffey Valley, Lucan, Clondalkin and all the areas hotels on route.  For tickets, visit their website.


Cityscape Tours

Cityscape operated by Dublin Coach operate 42 direct express services daily between Dublin Airport, the red cow luas and Dundrum town. For tickets, visit their website.


Please visit the following site for national coach services National Coach Services.


By Taxi

A taxi from Dublin Airport to the Grand Canal Hotel will take approximately 25 minutes depending on the time of day and current traffic level. Taxis are available outside both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of the airport. If you need a taxi to take you to the Airport from the Grand Canal Hotel please pre book one with reception during your visit.

Hotel Directions: Dublin Airport

Hotel Directions: Rail

The Grand Canal Dock train station is located accross the street, giving you very easy access to all areas in the city or indeed the country as Connolly Train Station is just 3 stops from here and this station has many local and national routes. 

For further rail information, please phone (01) 836 6222 or visit

The easiest way to get here from Heuston Station is by taking the Luas Red Line (light rail) from Heuston Station to Connolly Station, from there  you can hop on the Dart and go to Grand Canal Dock Station. Heuston Station is also being served by Dublin Bus route number 145 which can be taken from/to Kildare Street located only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the Grand Canal Hotel. 

For Dublin Bus routes information please visit or call (01) 873 4222. For Luas information please visit or call 1850 300 604.

Hotel Directions: Rail

Dublin Port Directions

Dublin Port is a 15 minute ride in a taxi from the hotel. You can also get a bus to Connolly Station and a Dart from there to Grand Canal Dock Station., this option takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic. 


Grand Canal Hotel offers secure car parking to hotel residents, which is operated on a first-come-first-served basis. The car park is complimentary up until 1pm on the day of check out for all guests who book their stay directly with the hotel.  A car parking charge applies to bookings made on third party websites such as etc.

If the car park is full, there is on street parking available on the street of the hotel (pay and display).


GPS Co-ordinates

N53 20’ 17.3432, W6 14’ 15.6120

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